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santa ynez valley Celebrating arts and culture within the Santa Ynez Valley

January 2017

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY : The 2017 SYV Arts Board of Directors is actively seeking volunteers for the following chair positions: • Guild Room - (Artist of the Month) • Education - (Salons / Other) • Art Without Borders • Quick Draw • Meeting Refreshments • Guild Room (1st & 2nd Chair Positions) • Grant Writing If you are able to fill a chair position or simply help out in one of these areas, please contact Christopher Brown at or 805-694-8627.


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Please note this is to apply for membership in the Los Olivos Gallery Cooperative where accepted members pay monthly rent for wall space and participate in supporting gallery sitting and services to support the co-op. Gallery members have options on amount of space to rent, featured show opportunities, and other benefits and options noted in the link supplied. JURYING AT GALLERY LOS OLIVOS The next jurying for membership in Gallery Los Olivos is Saturday, February 11, 2017 – for wall art only. A confirmed reservation is required, and we encourage interested artists to get in touch soon since we’ll be finalizing the applicant list in early January. For information, go to or email


A festive two day celebration with maker-designed goods handcrafted and sold by the artists themselves


Inspired surroundings, music, fun and food! FREE CA Tacos  11 am to 3 pm both days

Royal Artists: Emily Abello  Donna Anderegg  Kristen E. Bates  Laurie Burnaby Gabriel Bustamant  Joellen Chrones  Jessica Heather Federlein  Heather Green  Sukey Hughes  Marianne Hutley  Sandy Hopkins  Cindy Knight  Theresa Laursen  Irina M Mary Ann Mammone  Lori McConnell  Jill McCutcheon  Syd McCutcheon  Kerri Meeks  Monika Miehle  Shelley Nakano  Dian Petti M. Pfau  Rebecca Plum Barbara Remick  Suzanne Sattler  Mary Stanley  Cari Summer  Chelsea Ward ________________________________________________________________________________________ Sean Watkins + Willie Watson - Feb. 3, 2017

Claudia Chapman, Watching You, Watching Me Gallery Los Olivos - Exhibit H2O

Detail: Floyd Snyder, Big Wheels SYV Arts Guild Room Member Show & Sale OPENING RECEPTION: StandingSaturday Sun Winery November 19, 4 to 6 pm

Natural Materials - Fallern Trees / Local Artisans Wildling Museum of Art & Nature

Detail: Connie Rohde, Beyond Through February 5, 2017 More information at The C Gallery - Exhibit Lines of a Poem_________________________________________________________________________________________ Elverhøj Museum of History & Art

DEMONSTRATION DAYS: December 10, 17, 29 & January 14, 28

805.686.1211 1624 ELVERHOY WAY in SOLVANG, Museum Hours: Wed. – Sun 11 am to 4 pm _________________________________________________________________________________________

Welcome....................................................... 1

The C Gallery Lines of Poem......................... 8

Community Partners...................................... 4

Art Without Borders Coastal Beauty............. 9

Elverhøj Museum of History & Art................. 5

2nd Saturday Artisans.................................... 10

Wildling Museum of Art & Nature................. 5

Guild Room January Show & Sale................. 11

Museum Excursions....................................... 6

Standing Sun LIVE......................................... 15

Gallery Los Olivos H2O................................. 7

Job Opportunity Sundial Studios.................. 16

All Artwork and Photos shown remain the sole property of the artist. No reproductions are permitted without express permission from the Santa Ynez Valley Arts Assoc. and/or the artist.

ON THE COVER Sam Burke's Spring Poppies on Grass Mountain, oil on board. Currently on display in the Guild Room at Gallery Los Olivos. On his website, Sam relates that he seems "to have developed emotional bonds with each painting I do so that in the past I have been unable to part with them. I therefore am working at providing giclee digital prints available for all of my listed paintings.

Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association PO Box 762, Los Olivos, CA 93441 805-694-8837

The Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, supporting the arts within the Santa Ynez Valley through affordable opportunities for artists to show and sell artwork, collaborations with non-profits and businesses on programs and events, investment in higher education for high school art students through scholarships, and a variety of outreach avenues, such as this digital arts magazine, that bring greater awareness to the cultural heart beat of the area.

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JOIN TODAY! Online SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ARTS ASSOCIATION Public Outreach • Free Monthly SYV Arts eZine • Free Community Arts Calendar • Social Mixers for Art Enthusiasts • Scholarships for High School Seniors Member Support • Affordable Gallery Space to Exhibit Work • Affordable Art Walk • Opportunity for Solo Exhibits • Connection to the Arts Community Events • Quick Draw & Arts Festival We are proud to be able to provide affordable opportunities for artists to show and sell their work through the Guild Room, yearly artwalks, and solo exhibits in partnership with local businesses. Santa Ynez Valley Arts offers student scholarships to advance the education of graduating seniors who plan to attend college. And, the organization offers Art Salons, free to the public, which encourages like-minded people to meet and become connected to the Arts community. Santa Ynez Valley Arts is uniquely situated to be a unifying voice for the Arts. Our programs reach into all of the different cities and townships in the area. Because our website and publications are concentrated on the Arts, we are a valuable resource to the community and visitors who want to easily find information about the cultural opportunities in the Valley.

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Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio 2948 Grand Ave #D/#E, Los Olivos p. 805-686-2626

Arts Outreach

2353 Hollister St #A, Los Olivos p. 805-688-9533 • f. 805-688-1137

Elverhøj Museum of History & Art 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang p. 805-686-1211

Gallery Los Olivos

2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos p. 805-688-7517 santa ynez valley

Honey Paper

2933 Ste. F Grand Ave, Los Olivos p. 805-325-9320 4

Los Olivos General Store

2900 Grand Ave, Los Olivos p. 805-688-8148

Standing Sun Winery

92 2nd St - Unit D, Buellton p. 805-904-8072

The C Gallery

466 Bell St, Los Alamos p. 805-344-3807 • f. 805-344-3809

Wendy Foster - Los Olivos

2928 San Marcos Ave, Los Olivos p. 805-686-0110

Wildling Museum of Art & Nature 420 2nd St, Solvang p. 805-688-1082

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday November 19, 4 to 6 pm

DEMONSTRATION DAYS: December 10, 17, 29 & January 14, 28 More information at


805.686.1211 1624 ELVERHOY WAY in SOLVANG, CA Museum Hours: Wed. – Sun 11 am to 4 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________

WILDLING MUSEUM OF ART & NATURE 1511 Mission Dr., Solvang

Artist and conservation advocate Patti Jacquemain founded the Wildling Museum in 1997. With her devoted husband Dave Gledhill and their friends working tirelessly, the Wildling opened its doors in Los Olivos in 2000. The Wildling moved to its current larger location in Solvang in 2013. Since its founding, the Wildling has hosted over 60 amazing art exhibitions and countless programs, trips and tours. The Wildling uses art as a tool to educate and inspire people to better understand and care for our nature’s dwindling natural and wilderness areas. The Wildling’s mission is to inspire our community and visitors to enjoy, value, and conserve wildlife and natural areas through art. We provide artistic, to present its featured artists for December. Gallery Los Olivos is pleased educational, and field experiences of nature for and Carol Talley, who all specialize in landscapes. They are Terri Tabor, Rod Aszman that purpose. 5

Elverhoj & Wildling Museums Collaborative Excursions Winter/Spring 2017 Elverhoj and Wildling Museums invite you to enjoy the beauty and convergence of art, culture and nature with a series of fun and educational excursions. Conducted in partnership with Solvang and Buellton Parks and Rec departments, each outing includes transportation, entrance fees and support from skilled museum curators who provide insider appreciation for the various experiences and exhibits. Space is limited and excursions sell out quickly. Reservations can be made online at, or phone Solvang Rec at 688-7529, Buellton Rec at 688-1086, or stop by either office. MOXI + SEA CENTER Tuesday Feb 21 10am-5pm, $35 depart Vets Hall Be among the first to visit Santa Barbara’s fabulous new MOXI: Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation. Enjoy a private preview tour of the 25,000 sq.ft. center, a destination for curious minds of all ages. Three floors of interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits draw on sound, gravity, speed, fundamentals of light, color, interactive media arts and technology. We’ll start steps away at the Sea Center with an insider’s tour of this engaging, interactive marine education facility. Lunch on your own on the Wharf or at one of many nearby eateries. Griffith Observatory Tuesday, March 21 10am-6:30pm, $39 depart Buellton Rec Center Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. Explore the state-of-the-art Samuel Oschin Planetarium. Lunch on your own in Camarillo. The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Thursday, April 6 8:30am-6pm, $49 depart Vets Hall This new contemporary art museum is home to 2000 works of art in the Broad collection, among the most prominent holdings of postwar contemporary art worldwide. Bypass the ticket line with a VIP on-site welcome and introduction followed by a self-guided tour. There will be time for a walk across the street to view the architecturally stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall or the LA Museum of Contemporary Art and enjoy lunch on your own. April 27: Montana de Oro & Spooner Ranch House + Morro Bay • May 10: Getty Villa in Malibu 6

Gallery Los Olivos

2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos

Annual Artist Exhibit: H2O Through Januray 31, 2017

Artists will display their interpretations of “water” in all fine art mediums. The Gallery is open daily 10 am -4 pm •

Introducing Two New Artists to Gallery Los Olivos Tom de Walt

Pat McGinnis

A Santa Barbara oil painter, creates oil landscapes that are filled with light of various moods and designed with an interplay of interesting shapes, creating a very clean contemporary look. If you’re a landscape lover, Tom’s paintings give you a new choice of style to enjoy.

A sculptor from Goleta whose work is about abstracted form, with flowing movement and an animated feel. His pieces carved from natural stone blend an innovative sensibility with classic lines. In addition to several pieces he’s displaying in his individual pedestal area, he also has a piece in our “H20” show in the front room during January that is hard to miss because it is painted red.


The C Gallery

466 Bell St, Los Alamos

Exhibit: Lines of Poem

Januray 21–March 15, 2017 For more information about the "Lines of a Poem" exhibit or The C Gallery connie@thecgallery • 805-344-3807 •

Opening Artist Reception: Sat. Jan. 21 • 4–7PM - Open to the Public The C Gallery in Los Alamos is exhibiting the art of its Artistic Director, Connie Rohde, January 21 through March 15. The show is entitled “Lines of a Poem,” and emphasizes non-verbal language expressed through spontaneous marks. Rohde will be sharing the exhibit with sculptor, Albert McCurdy. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, January 21 from 4 pm – 7 pm with celebratory hors d’oeuvres from all the food merchants in Los Alamos. The “Lines of a Poem” exhibit had its genesis from an art exploration question by Rohde, “If I change the size and shape of the surface on which I work, will the spontaneous, intuitive marks change?” The answer was a resounding “Yes” with long flowing, calligraphic marks that resemble calligraphy. Some pieces’ marks resonate with Aborigine art, highlighting dots, dashes and a kind of mapping. In two pieces there are triptychs which tell a distilled story, a poem or sorts, hence the title of the show, “Lines of a Poem.” The show is fleshed out with personal intuitive exploration and meditations.

Connie Rohde, Poetess

McCurdy, a constant art companion of Rohde and The C Gallery, is designing sculptural works to accompany the thrust of the theme. Some of his works include include Bertoia-esque sound sculptures, which seem to take the viewer to the same emotional and intellectual place as Rohde’s visuals. The centerpiece, “Point of Nothingness,” inspired by the writings of Thomas Merton, journeys to “Here,” the material world, and to “There,” the “Other Places.” It is accompanied by McCurdy’s minimal tinted glass monolith, which leads the way to quiet thought and stillness, to nothingness. Having spent the greater part of her career as a teacher, Rohde has been showing more widely of late. Last summer she was part of the “Views From the North” show in Santa Barbara, curated by John Hood. This show was followed by an exhibit at Allan Hancock College in the Foxworthy Gallery in Santa Maria. Rohde has enjoyed local shows at Bell Street Farm, Full of Life Flatbread, and at The C Gallery. This is the third showing of Rohde’s work during The C Gallery’s nine year presence in Los Alamos. The C Gallery has produced over sixty-five exhibits in its nine year run, promoting artists from San Francisco to San Diego. McCurdy shows widely in Santa Barbara, has won numerous awards for his work in wood and metals, and currently exhibits in two other galleries in California besides The C Gallery. Recently he won First Place for abstract sculpture from Santa Barbara's Sculpture Guild. The judge loved it for “its tension and precision and an outstanding organic component.” McCurdy is a self-taught artist, and an unending wellspring of creative vision. Rohde and McCurdy exhibit as art companions, often collaborating in their creative planning.

Albert McCurdy, Flowing River



Art Without Borders Exhibit: Sharon Foster: Coastal Beauty Januray 5, through March 2, 2017

Local artist Sharon Foster is on view at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & CafÊ. The work is an engaging viewing experience, and the pieces are available for purchase by art loving collectors who may wish to acquire an inspiring work of art. Sharon Foster is a photographic artist and long time resident of Santa Maria. She captures stunning photographs as she wanders through the hills and valleys of the Central Coast, seeking just the right play of light and shadow for her images. Although nature landscapes and architecture are her current interests, Sharon is always looking through her lens for artistic inspiration. Because the artist has developed her gift in the art form of digital photography over the years, she is able to change her masterful photographs into emotionally stirring works of art. Each piece is digitally enhanced so the majesty of God’s creation, that is so alive in nature, is reflected in a fresh expression of joy and wonder.

Sharon Foster, Coastal Beauty

Sharon Foster, God Light II

Sharon Foster, Vineyard Aglow


2ND SATURDAY ARTISANS LAUNCHING MARCH 11, 2017 Next to the Los Olivos park in the Historical Grange 2374 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos

Santa Ynez Valley Arts is pleased to announce the start of their “2nd Saturday Artisans” series for 2017! Launching March 11, the seris will continue throughout 2017 on the Second Saturday of each month. This series will officially open on Saturday, March 11, from 12noon-5pm. All of the artists accepted for “2nd Saturday Artisans” have a unique point of view and are skilled at their craft. Original paintings, jewelry, woodwork, pottery, photography, and more will be for sale and on display. This is a great opportunity to come out, visit with the artists, and get to know their backstory. Booths will be located within the Grange Hall. For more information visit: or contact Applications for “2nd Saturday Artisans” will be accepted throughout the series.


GUILD ROOM @ Gallery Los Olivos SHOW & SALE • Through February 1 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos

Diane Reuter, Flycatcher Paper collage & aqua media $190

Christopher L. T. Brown, No Access Limited edition of 10, archival pigment $445

Barbara Snyder, Black Jack Winery Truck Santa Ynez, CA Original photo on canvas $225

Barbara Snyder, The 18th at Pebble Beach Original photo on canvas $149


Artists participating include: Marilyn Dover Benson, Christopher L. T. Brown, Sam Burke, Sharon E. Connolly, Tom Heslop, Diane Reuter, Barbara Snyder, Floyd Snyder, and Randee Ward.

Floyd Snyder, Big Wheels Original photo on canvas $225

Floyd Snyder, House on Point Cayucos, CA Original photo on canvas $225

Floyd Snyder, Mission Santa Barbara Original photo on canvas $149

Floyd Snyder, U.S. Post Office Los Olivos, CA Original photo on canvas $225


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Marilyn Benson, Bird of Paradise Acrylic $295

Michelle Ellis, Muse Acrylic $225

Randee Ward, Beneath the Canopy Mixed media w/photo core $500

Sam Burke, Spring Poppies on Grass Mountain Oil on board $225

Sam Burke, Santa Ynez Mountains from Santa Inez Mission Paper collage & aqua media $190

Sam Burke, UCSB Beach Trail Oil on board $375


The "Guild Room" is located within Gallery Los Olivos. The room is exclusive to members of the Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association and displays member's original works of art for show and sale. The exhibit changes the first Wednesday of every month. All sales are made through Gallery Los Olivos. Visitors to the Guild Room will find works in a variety of mediums, styles, and subject matter. Open 7 days a week, during the Gallery hours of 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, we invite you to visit and enjoy the unique perspectives of our talented member artists. Purchases may be made by visiting Gallery Los Olivos or calling 805-688-7517. Sales by phone will need to include arrangement for pick-up or shipping.

Tom Heslop, Misty Mountain Morning Watercolor $245

Sharon E. Connolly, Love Bouquet Watercolor and ink $70


Tom Heslop, Smith's Pond Watercolor $225

Friday February 3, 2017 Standing Sun LIVE presents

Sean Watkins + Willie Watson Doors open 7pm/Show starts 7:30* $25 Standing Room / $30 Reserved Seating All ages show! Food Truck: Tipsters *Times may vary.

Friday February 14, 2017 Standing Sun LIVE presents

Valentines Day Event with Brandy Zdan 6PM • $65 Seated Dinner and Concert Menu by Chef Brett Stephen Able's Arugula with Pecorino and Truffle Vinaigrette Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, Horseradish Whipped potatoes, Broccolini Dark Chocolate Tart (vegetarian option to be announced soon)


SEEKING ART GALLERY MANAGER Looking for a rewarding opportunity to combine your artistic talent and make a positive impact in your local community? Sundial Studios in Santa Barbara has a great gallery manager job available!


Our Mission: Sundial Studios is part of the non-profit organization UCP WORK, Inc. We are dedicated to providing services to residents of the TriCounties with developmental disabilities, so that they may work and live independently as contributing citizens within the community of their choice. Sundial Studio and Gallery fully embraces this mission as a unique place for artisans with disabilities and community artisans to explore all types of art, create and collaborate together. Sundial provides full community inclusion for people with disabilities and offers a full service Gallery to show and sell artwork.



Manager Position Summary: As part of the Program Services team, this position is responsible for full operation of the UCP WORK, Inc. Sundial Studio and Gallery. Role oversees all administrative and retail operations, and interacts with persons served by UCP WORK, Inc. and program staff. The Manager will interact with community businesses and customer base to actively promote our mission and retail business while supporting resident artists. Ideal candidate will be a multi-talented artist with small business experience who is passionate about helping others to achieve their personal artistic goals and focused on building inclusive, positive relationships. If interested in applying, please send your resume to the contact listed below. All applicants must complete an application and pass all required background checks and health/drug screenings prior to employment.

Take Action: Learn More & Apply Contact: Jennifer Frith, Executive Assistant Email:


UCP WORK, INC. Administrative Office: 5320 Carpinteria Avenue Suite G Carpinteria, CA 93013 805-566-9000



Sharon E. Connolly, Love Bouquet

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